I wonder if my vermouth might be a little stale (was using Martini and Rossi as well), it's almost empty and I can't remember when I opened it. Haven't been doing nearly as many cocktails recently. I'll crack a fresh bottle later this week and see if it makes a difference. I was thinking about Dubonnet Rouge with the sloe. Let us know what you think.
2/2/14 at 12:46pm